Kumeu River

Chardonnay, Estate, Kumeu

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Kumeu River
Chardonnay, Estate, Kumeu – 2012

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93 Points

Sweet honeysuckle nose with some vanilla showing. Quite a rich wine for this producer with a great, creamy texture, thanks to slightly less pronounced acidity than usual for this producer. Where is that piece of turbot? Drink or hold. Screw cap.

James Suckling, October 24, 2018
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Kumeu River
Chardonnay, Estate, Kumeu – 2012

Wine Spectator
93 points, Top 100 At a Glance #54

"Dating from 1944, the Brajkovich family’s Kumeu River winery has a reputation for making consistently expressive, world-class Chardonnays in its lineup, with this bottling blending grapes from six vineyards in the Kumeu region."
December 31, 2015
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Kumeu River
Chardonnay, Estate, Kumeu – 2012

Wine Spectator
93 points, Top 100 Wines #54

“Sleek and generous, with peach, pear, spice and honey notes, supported by refreshing, vibrant acidity. The spice and toasted nut notes gain momentum on the long, lingering finish.”
MaryAnn Worobiec, December 31, 2015
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Kumeu River
Chardonnay, Estate, Kumeu – 2012

Wine Spectator
93 points “New From New Zealand”

“Sleek, vibrant; peach, pear, spice, honey, toasted nut. If wine lovers were asked what grapes New Zealand is famous for, most would respond, "Sau¬vignon Blanc and Pinot Noir." The Chardonnay in this mix is to the credit of Kumeu River…”
Bruce Sanderson, October 15, 2015
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